Christopher Howe trained as a sculptor, and has been collecting rare furniture and objects for decades (his clients have included Lucien Freud, who favored his "esoterically shabby chairs to use in his portraits"). Go to Howe to see the range.
English Victorian Tufted Leather Barrel Back Open Armchair
View this item and discover similar armchairs for sale at - Pair of carved solid rosewood Victorian Period deep buttoned antique armchairs. Each with a beautiful shaped deep buttoned padded back, a generous sprung
I don't know if there is any room for a good reading chair but if you can: every library should have a wing-back. Ikea brought this style back a couple years ago. It's an Ikea classic and I can see why.